HANDLE YOUR FLAGPOLE LIKE A PRO

BudgetAluminum_3When it comes to flagpoles, no one handles them better than flagpoles etc. Not only do they sell a wide range of flagpoles – telescoping flagpoles, residential flagpoles, commercial flagpoles, even jumbo sized flagpoles- they also  have a wide assortment of flagpole accessories. Apart from flagpole balls and eagles, and flagpole lighting, they also supply poles for advertisement banners and other uses. In case you already have a flagpole, and need a flag to fly on your pole, Flagpoles etc are all you need. With other a thousand different varieties of flags for sale, and several available custom options, all a flagpole lover needs is the contact address of Flagpoles etc. They also handle the replacement and repair of flagpoles, regardless of how damaged or how tall the pole is. Their tower climbing and tall flagpole service will handle any changes or installations you might want done on your flagpoles.

While everyone can purchase a flagpole and hire someone to fly their chosen flags, not everyone understands flagpole etiquette. Put differently, not everyone can handle his or her flagpoles like a pro.

Proper flagpole handling and maintenance begins with the flag. Ideally, flag materials are heavy-duty materials made from separate pieces of UV resistant and dyed materials. However, most flags vary in weight, UV resistance, and longevity.

  • DuPont nylon makes the most heavy-duty materials for flags. It flies in the gentlest of breezes and dries quickly, even after a heavy torrential downpour. DuPont nylon flags are of the most superior quality.
  • 2 – Ply Polyester flags are strong and durable. Even though they are not as durable as DuPont nylons, they do not have the excess weight that comes with the flag.

Ideally, you want your flag material to reflect your respect and reverence for your flag. Apart from the flag material, how you fly your flag also reflects how savvy you are. Here are some simple tips to follow if you want to look like you know what you’re doing with your flagpole:

  • Unless you are looking to display and evoke strong feelings of patriotism, you should only fly your flags from sunrise to sunset. Hoist the flag (or flags) in the morning, and lower them in the evening.
  • When hoisting your flag, you should do it quickly and lower it slowly. This practice symbolizes reverence for the flag, and what it represents. This is especially applicable if you’re flying a country’s flag.
  • Flags flap because of the wind. A floppy flag doesn’t do anyone any good. Worse than flying a floppy flag in poorly winded weather, is flying a flag in severe weather. Unless you have an all-weather flag, you should lower your flag once the weather takes a turn for the worst.

You should fly your flag on all days, particularly on days that have national significance

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